Application Procedures for the WWAMI Medical Education Program

Application Procedures

Application procedures and policies outlined here are subject to change. Information regarding changes is available through the University of Washington School of Medicine's Office of Admissions.

Residency Certification - New Policy

All Montana WWAMI applicants must be certified as Montana residents by October 15th of the year prior to their planned matriculation into medical school. The new policy states that all Montana applicants are required to demonstrate a twenty-four month period of domicile in Montana in order to be considered for in-state status. In order to be eligible for in-state status, applicants must meet the Montana Board of Regents residency policy which can be viewed on the Montana University System web site:

The application for certification is available on-line: For questions pertaining to residency certification, please contact the Montana WWAMI/WICHE Certifying Officer listed below.

WWAMI/WICHE Certifying Officer
Laurie Tobol
Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education
2500 Broadway
Helena, MT 59620-3201
(406) 444-0322

American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS)

The UW participates in the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). The deadline for submitting a completed AMCAS application is October 15; late applications will not be considered. Every attempt will be made to notify applicants of final actions by the end of April. Applications will not be considered from persons who have failed to meet minimum performance standards at other medical or dental schools. Residents of foreign countries will not be considered.

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  AMCAS Information


American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS)
2501 M Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20037-1300
(202) 828-0600

Secondary Application for The University of Washington School of Medicine

A secondary application form will be sent to qualified applicants after the School of Medicine has received and reviewed the AMCAS application. The application materials listed below must be completed and in the Admissions Office no later than Dec 1st. Materials received after this date will not be considered.

Secondary Application Components:

  • An additional short essay - In a concise statement (not to exceed 250 words) explain how your experiences have prepared you to be a physician.
  • For re-applicants - From your most recent application until now, how have you strengthened your application?
  • Letters of Recommendation - A premedical committee evaluation or three letters from instructors (either sciences or humanities) from whom the candidate has taken courses. These letters should critically evaluate the candidate's academic ability, strengths and weaknesses, motivation for medicine, maturity, difficulty of course work and special attributes and assets. Letters of reference from current employers may be advantageous; we accept up to three additional letters of recommendation. All letters should be submitted via the AMCAS Letters of Evaluation/Recommendation service.
  • A $35 fee. This will automatically be waived for those who have qualified for AMCAS fee waivers. Others seeking a waiver of this fee should submit their requests directly to the School of Medicine Office of Admissions.
  • Online acknowledgment of having read, understood, and being able to meet with or without reasonable accommodation the Essential Requirements of Medical Education at the University of Washington School of Medicine: Admission, Retention and Graduation Standards to be sent with the supplemental application form.
  • Conviction/Criminal History Information Form
  • Residency Certification

The Interview

Before acceptance, each prospective WWAMI medical student is interviewed by the University of Washington Medical School Admissions Committee. This committee consists of representatives from the State of Montana and the University of Washington School of Medicine. For more information concerning the interview process, you can visit our WWAMI Interview webpage, or contact the University of Washington School of Medicine Admissions Office.

University of Washington Office of Admissions
Carol Teitz, M.D.
A300 Health Sciences Center, Box 356340
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA 98195-6340
(206) 543-7212

University of Washington School of Medicine Office of Admissions Web Site